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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The US stock market rallied on Wednesday - the first day of the trading new year. Gains were broad. Financial shares and tech stocks fared exceptionally well. The US rally followed a broad world stock surge that begin as lawmakers finalized voting late Tuesday evening in Washington DC. Investors were cheering that late year deal which keeps tax cuts in place for most Americans but raises the tax rate on individuals earning more than $400,000 a year and married couples earning over $450,000 a year. Lawmakers in DC also extended federal emergency unemployment insurance benefits for another year as the jobs marketing continues to improve.